to camp with us? Check out the Cedars Motel in Ashtabula. Close
to the campground, stores, restaurants and liquor store. http://cedarsmotel.tripod.com/
is a mile and a half or so north of the campground. South, about
4 or 5 miles, is the Austinburg exit on I-90 with a Comfort Inn,
Sleep Inn, and a Hampton Inn. There's also a couple of truck stops
if you find your standards lowered.
The Ho Hum
Motel<yawn> is another mile or so down the road. Both have
a clean, neat appearance and I'd expect either to be priced much
more reasonably than what's available around GotL.
Easy to get
to I-90 from the campground... instead of turning down the hill
and over the RR track, after you leave Hideaway Lakes, you continue
east to the first right turn. Takes you right to Austinburg and
intersects with Rt 45 right between 2 of the motels.
a left out of the campground and hit Rt 45 3 miles west. Turn
left and go south a mile or so and you're there.
Eagle grocery store, 1/4 mile west of the Cedars Motel, is open
24 hrs as is their gas station. The liquor store inside is open
10am to 8pm, Bank and ATM also inside.
moderately priced Steak House near the Cedars within walking distance,
also a 24 hr restaurant down the road. Another liquor store with
unknown hours is near the US20 / Woodman Ave. intersection as
is a 12-month Christmas Store in case Yo! wants to start his shopping
early or purchase some new decorations. We all know how much he
enjoys celebrating the Virgin Mary's chastity ;-)
owners are pretty cool. They have no concerns whatsoever about
drinking or noise as they expect to be helping us get rid of liquid
evidence. They also offered to make beer runs if necessary should
everyone be too tanked to drive.
The camp store
has minimal offerings... cold drinks, ice cream and some odds
and ends. The swimming pool looks inviting so I'm sure The Poser
will want to bring his thong-Speedo.
available in some of the campground lakes as well as a paved bicycle
trail adjacent to the property.
n Pieces From Previous Years:
10. 2010 - The Run is done. 28
bikes, and close to 50 people just showed up for the run
go to the the Shein's for the advance set up, clean up,
and pancakes in between! The Frito family did a great slow-cooked
pulled pork dinner on Saturday, and George (The Corn Whisperer)
cooked fresh corn in the campfire coals! Contributions to
cover dinner expenses came out way ahead and were donated
to the EK III fund.
weather was perfect.
the last several years, folks have commented on how Eddie
seemed more animated and responsive than in previous years.
The same was noted this year. He clearly was responding
to stories with bright eyes and big belly laughs. As Ann
was leaving Saturday night, she thanked each of us, and
told us how important this annual run is to Eddie.
29, 2010 You are the web cam!
Steve Shein set up a 2010 folder in Picassa. Upload your
photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put your captions
in the Subject field of your email. View them [here]
Aug 2009 -
The 2009 Run is done. While we came this >< close
to having fun, it may go down in the books as the wettest.
Waves of storms rolled thru on Saturday. We skipped Eddie's
Grill because of rain, put a bunch of tarps up between the
trees, borrowed a camper-neighbor's gas grill, and fixed
our own lunch. Lies were told, strong drink consumed ...
regulars were no shows, and were talked about. Otoh, some
olde-time NetScum regulars made their first run, and a couple
of fng's, George Dean and Steven Paul, "just showed
up" and were appropriately slimed.
raining most of Saturday, every smart phone was tuned to
wx radars on Sunday morning, with the prognosis of more
storms coming. Hideous rain, cold fog and lightning greeted
those heading east, Those heading west found it blazing
hot and humid till the temps dropped and more storms rolled
in. Everyone made it home safely, and wouldn't have missed
Steve Shein set up a drop box to which we could upload and
share photos throughout the weekend. The gallery is still
viewable at Picasaweb.
also available at http://f6.myphotos.cc/ekr2009/index.html
has perfected the art of chair camping
4, 2008 -
Another great run. Eddie spontaneously laughed at what was
going on around him. The new campground was a hit - That
we didn't have to ride a mile to get to a plumbed restroom,
and that the campground didn't smell like dead people were
generally appreciated. Bear spent the weekend teaching Yo's
bulldog to talk, food was consumed, lies told, those who
didn't show up were talked about ... The weather cooperated
... Thanks to someone or another for putting it all together,
and to all who made food and beer runs, helped Ann with
Eddie, set up, cleaned up, kept the fire going at night
to keep Grog warm ...
of 2008 Run:
from 2007 Run:
from 2006 Run: